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Martian Jeza
Nov 9th, 2006, 01:11 PM
I would like to learn Spanish by my own, can some people here give me some advices about very good books, CD Rom programs to learn one of the most spoken language in the world ?

Thx in advance.

supergrunt
Nov 9th, 2006, 01:41 PM
I have tried to learn other languages with books but had little success :o . But the Rosseta Stone CD-Roms look like thy could help. Sorry I couldn't help more!

-Ph51-
Nov 9th, 2006, 02:26 PM
I would like to learn Spanish by my own, can some people here give me some advices about very good books, CD Rom programs to learn one of the most spoken language in the world ?

Thx in advance.

Is it to talk to some purple players :angel: :lol:

Martian Jeza
Nov 9th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Is it to talk to some purple players :angel: :lol:

Nicolas already speak a very decent french and the others, I don't know ! And no, it's already a couple of years I want to learn Spanish... Not only because of the Argies we have at Anderlecht :p

mc8114
Nov 9th, 2006, 04:36 PM
I think one of the best ways to learn a new language is through music, you can pick a band or a singer and translate the songs to english or the language of your choice :).

A good way to start could be with someone like Shakira, she often releases the same singles in spanish and english and the adaptations of the songs are pretty similar.

MS
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:07 PM
I Know that many people use the book Español 2000 to learn Spanish, but I have never had to learn it, so I don't know if it's good ;)

quasar
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:12 PM
I always recommend this site: http://spanish.about.com/

Having searched the Net for French courses, this site's program was BY FAR the best. I can only imagine the Spanish should be similarly good (in fact, I took a sneak peak at it, and it seems to be high quality, indeed).

Now, I was in your shoes and can tell you that you really need a lot DISCIPLINE to succeed on your own (that's the basic advantage of enrolling on a live program at some university: You ACTUALLY have to study or you're fried!!!). But if you're diligent enough, you can do it on your own.

Tips:

--When you reach a basic comprehension of grammar and are armed with decent vocabulary, start reading about subjects you're familiar with (like Martina!!!!). That way you'll undertand many unfamiliar words through context, further enhancing your vocabulary.

--Read Wikipedia articles as well as BBC news. In both cases they have Spanish versions of basically the same information/content, so you can first read in English and then, having understood the content, you can give a try to the Spanish article, with a greater chance of using logic to comprehend by yourself the meaning of previously unknown words.

--Download and install the word reference toolbar. It allows to highlight any word on your browser and right-click it to be sent to a page with its definition. This is a very fast way to better understand what you're reading as well as learning new words (because it allows to comprehend them in REAL USAGE, which is always better than getting a vague dictionary definition). If for some reason, you're unable to find this app, PM me and I'll send it to you (it's a pretty small file, 2 megs at the most).

Buena suerte y saludos,

Carlos

Martian Jeza
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Up ;)

Sam L
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:24 PM
I would suggest attending some Spanish classes at least for beginners' levels. I guarantee you that it will help. It gives you a good grounding in the language and you need that. I tried going it alone with French and German and got nowhere until I attended classes. :)

Anyway, it's just a suggestion.

MIKEL.
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:41 PM
With a spanish boyfriend/girlfriend.

Martian Jeza
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:17 PM
With a spanish boyfriend/girlfriend.

I'm not gay so I will go for the girlfriend :angel:

LegionArgentina
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:05 PM
There a lot of Argies player in Anderlecht, you will learn spanish..

If you need help, send me a PM ..

:wavey: